Icarus, the new module that transforms the pick-up into a camper

A solution from the Canadian start-up Loki Basecamp that ensures maximum comfort by setting up a “house” above the body

Maurizio Bertera

The pick-up – beyond its use as a means of work – is very popular with those who love to travel in nature, in often demanding conditions. But comfort is definitely not a strong point. From this lack was born the idea of ​​the Canadian startup Loki Basecamp which put on the market a module to transform it into a camper. He called it Icarus and it has an aluminum and fiberglass frame, with a configurable exoskeletal roof rack, Lexan double-panel windows and numerous LED lights. The designers have thought about adaptability with a body from 1.8 to 2.4 meters in length: dimensions that include Ford F-Series, Ram 1500, Chevrolet Silverado and Toyota Tundra.

TWO OR THREE BEDS

Icarus is a small house, where there is what is needed: the Lagun table is versatile, multipurpose and is the centerpiece of the lounge, able to offer the necessary space to eat or work and its mounting brackets offer support for two sofa benches. Above the cabin there is a longitudinal bed, the size of a double (137 x 191 cm), while Loki Basecamp is already working on a separate platform to create a third bed. The fridge is next to the kitchenette, with a portable induction hob next to a small sink. There are also various sockets for USB, AC / DC, a garbage and recycling bin, storage pockets, the first aid kit and a roof fan. The bathroom consists of a mobile shower system and a portable toilet, which once used is stored under the sofa bench. The interiors are however customizable with ad hoc accessories and colors.

Following the concept of being able to face the adventures of all seasons, at any temperature, Icarus has been made as self-sufficient as possible. The energy reserve is ensured by a 600 ampere / hour lithium battery powered by a 300 watt solar panel system and a 2,000 watt inverter, which is important for powering the many outdoor lights. The heating and air conditioning systems, together with the well insulated fiberglass structure, make it suitable for all seasons. It must be said that the module is quite expensive, $ 69,000 (about 58,500 euros at the exchange) excluding pickup, of course. In the list of the Loki Basecamp it fits under the largest Falcon which costs as much as 135,000 dollars.



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